Pennsylvania State Library May Face Severe Cuts

Pennsylvania State Library May Face Severe Cuts

According to the Web site PennLive.com, the State Library of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg will see massive cuts if Gov. Ed Rendall’s proposed budget for 2009-2010 goes through. Of the library's 57 positions, the plan would eliminate 50 and transfer one, leaving six staff members to maintain public access to...

According to the Web site PennLive.com, the State Library of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg will see massive cuts if Gov. Ed Rendall’s proposed budget for 2009-2010 goes through.

Of the library’s 57 positions, the plan would eliminate 50 and transfer one, leaving six staff members to maintain public access to the library’s resources.

Those resources include government publications, a book collection Benjamin Franklin started, historical newspapers, and a genealogy room with maps, state and county histories, church and cemetery records, and more.

The library’s budget would be half its current $4.8 million.

Read the PennLive article here and see the budget proposal on the Pennsylvania Library Association Web site.

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  1. Is there any way to protest this to the governor? Perhaps the governor should cut his staff to only 6 and see how well he can function? For an "education Governor" he certainly is not supporting educational institutions….